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Domestic Violence Archives

Restraining orders will impact divorce negotiations

There are few things that impact a divorce more than a restraining order. In many situations involving divorce, the two sides and their lawyers can sit down and draft an agreement, negotiating the details that they do not initially agree upon. However, the unfortunate truth of the matter is that cases can be and often are, considerably more acrimonious, perhaps even to the point where a restraining order is in effect. Despite the fact that "no fault" is California's standard grounds for divorce, a restraining order will likely have a major impact on divorce and other family law matters.

Wife and daughter fight over care of actor Tim Conway

Actor Tim Conway is famous for his offbeat comedy roles and particularly as a cast member of the Carol Burnett show. Unfortunately, the 84-year-old actor now suffers from advanced stages of dementia.

Judge of Stanford rape case ousted

The people of California have spoken loudly in the June 5 mid-term elections, recalling a sitting California judge for the first time since 1932. Judge Aaron Persky received national condemnation for sentencing a former Stanford swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. The prosecution had asked for a six-year sentence.

How do I obtain a restraining order in California?

It is sometimes necessary to take out a restraining order against someone you fear may harm you, particularly if that person is a spouse or other intimate partner. A restraining order, also known as a protective order, can offer protection from further abuse.

Understanding the different types of domestic abuse

There are many widespread misconceptions about domestic violence. One of the most common is that domestic abuse is always physical in nature. In fact, there are many different types of domestic abuse that do not require physical violence.

Special divorce concerns for victims of domestic abuse

What concerns a person has going into a divorce can be impacted by a great many things. This includes what happened to them leading up to the divorce. For example, when a person experienced domestic violence at the hands of their spouse, various special concerns can be present for them when they are divorcing their spouse.

Punishing the Victim.

One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing law is helping people who need and deserve assistance. At times, however, our legal system can feel more like a barrier than a refuge. This can especially be true when victims of domestic violence seek help from our courts. Challenges present themselves at every turn.

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